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by boris
6 Mar 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wales at Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Wales at Easter

We went camping at Rhyader one easter and the temperature dropped to minus 7 at night
by boris
29 Jan 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??
Replies: 33
Views: 3465

Re: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??

I have used '18 to 25' tubes up to 32mm tyres and conti race 28-32 tubes in 37mm tyre and 26 inch tubes in 700c tyres countless times over the years and although I cannot guarantee it I have never had any problem. After a while you forget what tube is in. After stretching I suppose the tube is effec...
by boris
10 Jan 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?
Replies: 75
Views: 3063

Re: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?

The one thing I missed on my hack bike was DT shifters, and recently it broke so I bought a Raleigh eclipse from the eighties with 6speeds and DT shifters. Bottom gear was no good for me in the hills, so I just switched the shifters to friction and grabbed any old wheel hanging in the garage. Now I ...
by boris
10 Dec 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dismount on Cycle Path
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: Dismount on Cycle Path

https://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z122/borisacat/Cycle%20Paths/kmsignpost.jpg.html

I was quite pleased with this 4 cycle path signs and a dismount instruction, outside Kingsmill hospital
by boris
26 Nov 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 16596

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Thankyou. I meant in particular copper grease , which looks as though it literally has finely ground copper in it, and is it the same for zinc, aluminium, and molybdenum grease. I suspect that , unlike the truly magical potion added to the peugeot headset, those are sold on a promise that they will ...
by boris
26 Nov 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 16596

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Super essay on grease. So do I carry on using vaseline or not? The mysterious tube of Lithium grease in my toolbox : does this have unpleasant reactive tendencies as I have always suspected ? I see copper is also being discussed. I do not understand why metal powder or ions between two other metal s...
by boris
20 Nov 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Re: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?

Thankyou for these responses, which confirm what I found. It is one of those places that has a few patches of really quite good (or at least expensive ) cycle track and a few good parking hoops and even a special bike parking facility inside at L1 shopping centre; but such things are so sporadic and...
by boris
18 Nov 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1913

Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?

where can one chain a bicycle? I went to Liverpool last week along the TPT and up the mersey promenade from Garstang. When I got to the ACC /museums/ Albert dock area I looked for a place to tie up and after 15mins found a security man who said I must not leave it anywhere around there or it would b...
by boris
21 Oct 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1163

Re: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?

I wonder if this is the time to spend hundreds on a super phone . I would take an old phone that works; with osmand and brouter on it and a lot of gpx routes downloaded ready to use on difficult bits. Waterproofing is effected by a cover of some sort or a small roll of thin plastic bags that you kno...
by boris
9 Oct 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cyclestreets
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: cyclestreets

when I have tried to use it I have found it suggests some good routes , and the mapping is very clear. Openstreetmaps colours are far clearer than googlemaps ( whose idea was it at google to draw pale grey roads on slightly less pale grey background? Shoot them) . Printed out or viewed on a tablet t...
by boris
26 Aug 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 5994

Re: Geraint Thomas....

The TDF winner , who for much of his life has been cycling 15000 miles a year as fast as possible, says I should be chased and fined by the police for cycling across the estate to the supermarket without wearing my helmet. He said he has based his opinion on what he has seen through the windows of t...
by boris
12 Aug 2018, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Top tube bag
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: Top tube bag

https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/roswheel-cycling-bags-panniers-basket-bicycle-accessories-sacoche-velo-bolsa-quadro-bicicleta-put-mobile-map_p5020855.html?prm=1.3.5.2 https://www.lightinthebox.com/en/p/roswheel-cycling-bags-panniers-basket-bicycle-accessories-sacoche-velo-bolsa-quadro-bicicleta-p...
by boris
29 Jul 2018, 5:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First complaint about a bus!
Replies: 19
Views: 982

Re: First complaint about a bus!

We should make far more complaints about drivers than we do, and i have started using cameras since last injured, but don't expect the courts to do anything at all, and even if the police would like to they know they will get no support. I have said this before The bus driver that broke my arm by sw...
by boris
13 Jul 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?
Replies: 28
Views: 1864

Re: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?

http://www.dx.com/p/hoco-b20a-portable-dual-usb-20000mah-external-power-bank-black-482929#.W0T1JLgnbIU I have got something like this from Dx and it seems to work very well. Interesting - had it long? actually mine is not available now, it is a Xaiomi Mi 16000. The one pointed to looks bigger and m...
by boris
10 Jul 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?
Replies: 28
Views: 1864

Re: Aukey powerbanks - opinions?

http://www.dx.com/p/hoco-b20a-portable-dual-usb-20000mah-external-power-bank-black-482929#.W0T1JLgnbIU

I have got something like this from Dx and it seems to work very well.